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Jan 3, 2018 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM The Jack Benny Program aired from May 2, 1932 until June 22, 1958. The show was identified by different names based on the particular sponsor at the time. The Canada Dry Program was on the air from May 2, 1932 until October 26, 1932. It starred Jack Benny. The announcer was George Hicks with George Olsen and his wife Ethel Shutta providing music and vocals, and Jack's wife, Sadye Marks, as Mary Livingstone. The show moved over to CBS on October 30, 1932 to January 26,...
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Dec 31, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THIS IS YOUR FBI This Is Your FBI was a radio crime drama which aired in the United States on ABC from April 6, 1945 to January 30, 1953 for a total of 409 shows. The show featured true cases from FBI, and told from an agentâs viewpoint. FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover gave it his endorsement, considering it âOur Showâ and calling it "the finest dramatic program on the air". The shows would involve everything from crackdowns on organized crime, or stories of individual lawbreakers. Some...
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Dec 26, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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AVALON TIME Avalon Time is an American old-time radio comedy/variety program that ran from 1938 to 1940 on NBC's Red Network. The program was named after its sponsor, Avalon cigarettes. The program is often regarded as comedian Red Skelton's first big break in show business and on radio. Red had been a guest on the program in mid December, 1938, when singer Red Foley hosted the show. In January, the show was retooled with Red Skelton as the star and Red Foley the featured singer. The show...
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Nov 22, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE AMERICAN TRAIL The American Trail was originally broadcast in 1953 as a 13 part serial. The series chronicles American history, including the exploration and settlement of the American west. The American Trail was sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. NOTE: Updated Release! Version 2: upgraded sound for all files OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: The American Trail Certification Status: OTRR Certified Complete Certification Date: November 29, 2017 Certification Version: Version...
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Nov 22, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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WALK SOFTLY, PETER TROY Walk Softly, Peter Troy Detective Drama aired on Springbok Radio from December 10, 1963 to February 21, 1964. This series was produced in the Durban Studios of Herrick Merril Productions. It starred Tom Meehan, John Simpson, and Merle Wayne. It was sponsored by Irving & Johnson, who also sponsored the Gunsmoke series which Walk Softly, Peter Troy replaced. A sequel to this series was heard on the English Radio Service from May 19, 1964 to November 28, 1964. The...
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Oct 25, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE RAILROAD HOUR Background of The Railroad Hour The series was sponsored by the Association of American Railroads. It featured highly condensed versions of popular musicals and operettas from old favorites, like Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta to more contemporary hits such as Rodgers and Hammersteinâs State Fair . Since the show was produced for NBCâs "Night of Music, " it should come as no surprise that the plotline sometimes came second to the music. One reviewer noted that...
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Oct 23, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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BEHIND THE SCENES IN HOLLYWOOD Behind the Scenes in Hollywood is a quick paced, breezy production that offers short, lively updates on coming stars, tidbits about movies in production, and descriptions of wardrobes, engagement rings, and colorful movie anecdotes. McCormick introduced the series with these words: "Very few of us have the time or opportunity to visit in and around the movie studios in Hollywood and actually see how motion pictures are made... What really goes on before and...
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Oct 22, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ABBOTT AND COSTELLO (taken from en.wikipedia.org) Abbott and Costello were an American comedy duo composed of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s. Their patter routine Who's on First? is one of the best-known comedy routines of all time, and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits. Bud Abbott (1897-1974) was a veteran burlesque entertainer from a show business family....
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Aug 17, 2017
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Aug 14, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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RECOLLECTIONS AT 30 A radio manufacturer named the Radio Corporation of America, which we know as RCA, began to broadcast its own programs on stations it had either started or purchased. In late 1926, RCA created a division of the company known as the National Broadcasting Company, or NBC. NBC officially started broadcasting on November 15, 1926. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the company, NBC created a series of shows called Recollection at 30 . Using a vast number of archival...
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Aug 14, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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AIR MAIL MYSTERY OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Air Mail Mystery Certification Status: OTRR Certified Accurate Certification Date: March 3, 2017 Certification Version: Version 1 Number of CDs: 1 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.
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Aug 14, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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STRANGE WILLS Strange Wills was a radio program syndicated in 1946. It was produced in Hollywood by Charles Michelson and Teleways Syndication. Stage and film star Warren William, who starred in the show, was also part of the creative team. The stories were said to be based on actual wills, with the names of those involved changed. The stories themselves were compiled by lawyer-turned-author Ken Krippene from his research over a ten-year period. These shows were quite different from other...
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Aug 1, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ALKA-SELTZER TIME Alka-Seltzer Time (aka The Alka-Seltzer Show) was a 15-minute radio series broadcast weekdays on both CBS Radio and the Mutual Broadcasting System. This show should not to be confused with an earlier show called Alka-Seltzer Time that would later be renamed Herb Shriner Time. The show began in 1949. It stared baritone Curt Massey along with Martha Tilton and had the original title The Curt Massey Show (sometimes advertised as The Curt Massey and Martha Tilton Show). The...
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Aug 1, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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PAT NOVAK, FOR HIRE Pat Novak, for Hire , is an old-time radio detective drama series which originally aired from 1946-1948, and revived in 1949. It started as a West Coast regional produced program at KGO in San Francisco. This regional version originally starred Jack Webb in the title role, with scripts by his roommate Richard L. Breen. When Webb and Breen moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Webb was replaced by Ben Morris, and Breen by Gil Doud. Meanwhile in LA, Webb and Breen, joined...
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Aug 1, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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WHITEHALL 1212 Named after the then famous telephone number of Scotland Yardâthe headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police Force, Whitehall 1212 was a weekly crime drama radio show. It ran from November 18, 1951 until September 28, 1952. The stories were true and stated to be "the plain unvarnished facts, just as they occurred". The show, in their own words, presented some of the "most baffling cases" as hosted by the fictitious Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent John...
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Aug 1, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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WORDS AT WAR Words at War was a 30 minute dramatic anthology series dealing with stories condensed from books written about World War II. The series started in the middle of the war and at the most crucial time of the war for the allies, somewhat heightening its debut. Not only that, it was supported by Johnson's Wax in the Fibber McGee and Molly time slot as Jim and Marian Jordan went on vacation. And if that wasn't enough, the music for the series was done by NBC's own Frank Black, a master...
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Aug 1, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE MAN CALLED X Beginning in the summer of 1944, at the height of World War II, The Man Called X was originally a kind of "FBI" program. The series soon developed a more international approach, however, featuring danger, intrigue, and romance in exotic settings. On any given Saturday or Sunday evening, Wendell Niles would say, "Wherever there is mystery, intrigue, romance, in all the strange and mysterious places of the world, there you will find "The Man Called X."...
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Jul 25, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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PAT NOVAK, FOR HIRE Pat Novak, for Hire , is an old-time radio detective drama series which originally aired from 1946-1948, and revived in 1949. It started as a West Coast regional produced program at KGO in San Francisco. This regional version originally starred Jack Webb in the title role, with scripts by his roommate Richard L. Breen. When Webb and Breen moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Webb was replaced by Ben Morris, and Breen by Gil Doud. Meanwhile in LA, Webb and Breen, joined...
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Old Time Radio
May 16, 2017 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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HORATIO HORNBLOWER The Horatio Hornblower series is based upon the novels by C. S. Forester. They were admired by many fans, including Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemmingway who is quoted as saying, “I recommend Forester to everyone literate I know.” The adventures follow the rising career from a young, unpromising, and seasick midshipman who eventually becomes Admiral of The Fleet of the Britain's Royal Navy. The storyline occurs during the Napoleonic era. Although many great naval...
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Old Time Radio
Oct 26, 2016 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE LONE RANGER "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty hi-yo silver! The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past come the thundering Hoofbeats of the great horse Silver ......
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Oct 10, 2016 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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PROUDLY WE HAIL Proudly We Hail was a public service show for the Army and Air Force that first aired for a period of four months in 1941 on CBS. The show returned to the airways from 1946 through 1957 and aired on as many as 1300 radio stations. The 1941 shows were billed as a program designed “to strengthen the mainstream of the defense machine – the workers in the arsenal of democracy – during a time of unlimited national emergency.” This was the time of the buildup of tensions in...
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Oct 2, 2016 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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TARZAN The OTRR distribution of Tarzan consists of four separate productions of Tarzan: Tarzan of the Apes (1932 - 1934) Tarzan and the Diamond of Asher (1934) Tarzan and the Fires of Tohr (1936) Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1951 - 1953) TARZAN OF THE APES By the early 1930's radio programs held a place in American culture similar to television shows today. Families would gather nightly around the radio and listen to the continuing adventures of Little Orphan Annie , Chandu the Magician , or...
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Jul 30, 2016 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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WE CAME THIS WAY NBC University of The Air presented several educational programs between 1942 and 1948. The subject matter and themes ranged from politics and philosophy, to music appreciation and history. The programming from NBC University of The Air was deemed so instructive that it was incorporated into the curricula of many high schools, colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada during the period. Indeed, Columbia University of New York collaborated extensively with NBC in...
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Jul 30, 2016 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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OBSESSION After the real-life terrors of World War II, it must have been hard for most Americans to settle down to a more peaceful life and a relatively gentle radio world. Radio waves were populated, to a certain extent, with characters like Dr. Christian, Lum and Abner, and Ozzie and Harriet. When the war was over, and the GIâs returned, audiences craved more dramatic programming. To fill this void, radio producers began to promote macabre and terrifying thrillers including shows like Inner...
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Jul 30, 2016 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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SECRET AGENT K-7 RETURNS Before there was James Bond, before the Man Called X, and before Steve Mitchell took on a single Dangerous Assignment, there was Agent K-7. Secret Agent K-7 began on the radio in 1932 and made the leap into movies with Special Agent K-7. The original K-7 radio series is lost, but in 1939, a new transcribed syndicated series launched called, Secret Agent K-7 Returns . Secret Agent K-7 Returns was a series of seventy-eight fifteen minute spy stories. Secret Agent K-7...
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Jul 29, 2016 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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PHIL HARRIS â ALICE FAYE Phil Harris was on the Jack Benny Show since 1934, playing the jive-talking hipster bandleader of questionable repute. His band members were helpful in the sarcastic, fast-talking department, too. So when Phil Harris (in real life) married the glamorous and talented movie star Alice Faye, it seemed more like a match made in Hollywood than in Heaven. They knew each other from the old days of the Rudy Vallee Show , and were both radio veterans when they decided, in the...
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Jul 28, 2016 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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WILD BILL HICKOK Wild Bill Hickok aired from 1 April 1951 until 31 December 1954 over the Mutual Broadcasting System on radio and then made the move to television from 1955 to 1958. The show was sponsored by Kellogg Cereals and aimed at the younger generation. Guy Madison played Marshal Wild Bill Hickok and his sidekick Jingles B Jones was Andy Devine. Both stared in their roles for the television show. The Announcer was Charlie Lyon and the director was Paul Pierce. According to Dunning the...
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Nov 27, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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GREAT SCENES FROM GREAT PLAYS This series ran from 1 October 1948 until 25 February 1949 for a total of 22 episodes. It ran on the Mutual Broadcasting system on Friday's at 8 and was sponsored by the National Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church. The primary purpose of the show was to encourage church attendance regardless of a specific denomination which was conveyed in the post discussion of the each episode. The first episode starred Walter H. Hampden as Cyrano de Bergerac, who then...
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Nov 27, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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HOPALONG CASSIDY The Hopalong Cassidy radio program ran from 1948 to 1952, and was based on the popular movie and television series featuring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy. Hopalong Cassidy was the star of a series of novels set at the Bar 20 Ranch. They were written by Clarence E. Mulford over a span of 35 years, and had been the basis for a series of 66 movies between 1935 and 1948. The movies were adapted into a television show that originally ran at the same time as the radio program,...
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Nov 27, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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HIGH ADVENTURE None of the Old Time Radio networks had a hold on romantic adventure like the Columbia Broadcasting System. The other networks certainly made the attempt to get a foot hold in the genre, but it would have been difficult for anyone to compete with The Whistler , Suspense , and Escape . High Adventure is sometimes billed "The Mutual Network's answer to Escape !" In fact, the Mutual anthology premiered on March 1, 1947. There were audition episodes for Escape at the end of...
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Nov 27, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE LINE UP With the smash success of Dragnet , many networks and producers began to play follow the leader. On NBC, Dragnet was followed up with Tales of the Texas Rangers which dramatized real life tales from the Texas Rangers. CBS countered with The Line Up , later 21st Precinct followed by Nightwatch . These shows followed the actions of policeman in the field and were as realistic as it got in a show that was pre-cursor to modern police reality dramas like Cops . The Line Up was a hard...
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Jul 24, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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JOHN STEELE, ADVENTURER First broadcast in 1949, John Steele, Adventurer was a thriller/drama that wasn't considered a major force in the world of radio although it is considered to have offered great entertainment. Jungles and deserts made up the eerie background sounds of the series that featured Don Douglas as John Steele. John Steele was the type of roving adventurer and thrill seeker who held various jobs in exotic locations. Among his career paths were country sheriff, special agent in...
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Jul 23, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE Nick Carter first made an appearance in a pulp novel in 1886. His popularity lasted over 100 years until the last Nick Carter-Killmaster book was published in 1990.The master detective first ventured into radio on April 11, 1943 on the Mutual Broadcasting System as The Return of Nick Carter , a nod to his pulp fiction history. The title was changed to Nick Carter, Master Detective shortly thereafter. Lon Clark starred as Mr. Carter throughout the run, with his...
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Jul 22, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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SCREEN DIRECTORS PLAYHOUSE Screen Directors' Playhouse is a popular American radio and television anthology series which brought leading Hollywood actors to the NBC microphones beginning in 1949. The radio program broadcasts adaptations of films with the original directors of the films sometimes involved in the production although their participation was usually limited to introducing the radio program and taking a brief curtain call with the cast and host at the end of the show. During the...
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Jul 17, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE The Great Gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast from August 31, 1941, to March 21, 1957. Initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, it was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. The series was built around the character Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, a regular element of the radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly . The character was introduced in the October 3, 1939 episode (number 216) of that series. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed...
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Apr 30, 2015 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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LUX RADIO THEATRE Lux Radio Theatre was indisputably the biggest, most important, most expensive drama anthology program on radio. It ran from October 14, 1934 until June 7, 1955, then continued on television as Lux Video Theatre until 1957. In all, some 926 episodes were broadcast, providing a record of the most important entertainment events in American theatre and, later, film. The show was first broadcast on the NBC Blue Network on Sundays at 2:30 PM. The show featured adaptations of...
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Dec 18, 2014 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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SPACE PATROL The mission of Space Patrol was to bring law and order to the interplanetary frontier. Each episode centered around the Space Patrol crew commanded by Commander Buzz Corry, as the crew jumped around the universe in Terra V. The show aired on ABC from 18 Sep 50 until 19 Mar 55. The cast included Ed Kemmer as Commander Corry, Lyn Osborn as Cadet Happy, Virginia Hewitt as Carol Karlyle, Ken Mayer as Major Robbie Robertson, Norman Jolley as Dr Malingro, Nina Bara as Tonga, and Bela...
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Dec 7, 2014 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE BIG STORY Based on real life news stories, Big Story featured murder and other violent crime cases from the point of view of a newspaper reporter. A unique and exciting format, Big Story dramatized a different news reporter and their heroic deed each week. According to the ads of the day, this program starred "a reporter who has solved a crime, exposed a corrupt political administration, smashed a racket, or performed some other notable public service. At the end of each program the...
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Dec 5, 2014 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mr. District Attorney is a popular radio crime drama, produced by Samuel Bischoff, which aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952 (and in transcribed syndication through 1953). The series focused on a crusading D.A., initially known only as "Mister District Attorney," or "Chief", and was later translated to television. On television the D.A. had a name, Paul Garrett, and the radio version picked up...
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Dec 4, 2014 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT Film actor Brian Donlevy played Steve Mitchell, international operative whose had two jobs. Get in and out of danger. Donlevy had the voice and delivery to make the show sound plausible, even if it was routine Cold War brush fire stuff. Herb Butterfield was the Commissioner, a taskmaster shrouded in secrecy who served up the situations that Mitchell seems never to refuse. The Commissioner's secretary is played by Betty Moran. She actually seems to care about the Steve's...
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Nov 30, 2014 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER The Mysterious Traveler ran on Mutual from December 1943 until about September of 1952. This tremendously popular radio show was truly an all around favorite for any mystery lover of the time. It was the brainchild and magnum opus of golden age writing greats Robert Arthur and David Kogan. During its magnificent run, it was nominated for the coveted Edgar award for  "Best Radio Drama" in 1949, 1951 and finally garnered a hands down win in 1953. The only show...
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Nov 29, 2014 OTRR
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Nov 13, 2014 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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MURDER BY EXPERTS Murder By Experts ran on Mutual from June 1949 through December of 1951. Its total run consisted of 130 episodes of crime and mystery that quickly birthed a loyal following of listeners and swiftly gained the respect and approval from the radio world at large. This show boasted the genius of Robert Arthur and David Kogan of Mysterious Traveler fame along with famous mystery writers like John Dickson Carr and Brett Halliday who hosted the program and also included many familiar...
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Dec 18, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ENCORE THEATER Encore Theatre is perhaps one of those overlooked dramatic anthologies that deserve a deal more attention than they have generally achieved. You will find the series has a medical thread running through it and is in fact a highly compelling and sympathetic series of well-produced, medical-themed dramas. Within the stories, you get a great deal of medical history into the bargain. While the theme ties them all together, you will find these 13 productions stand on their own as good...
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Sep 22, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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CALLING ALL CARS Calling All Cars aired from 29 Nov 1933 until 8 Sep 1939 and originated on the West coast over the Columbia Broadcasting System. The show was sponsored by the Rio Grande Oil Company which was a part of the Sinclair Oil Corporation. The show only ran in areas where Rio Grande “Cracked” gasoline was sold. The writer-director of the show was William N Robson. Each episode was dramatization of a true crime story, how each crime was solved and justice served. Episodes were...
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Sep 22, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE WEIRD CIRCLE The Weird Circle was a 30-minute, syndicated, supernatural/fantasy series that ran from 1943 through 1945. There were 78 episodes produced. The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older. The show obviously had a low production budget: though the show was aided by selections from famous book authors, it...
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Sep 21, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE DAMON RUNYON THEATRE The Damon Runyon Theatre was another of Alan Ladd's Mayfair Transcription Company productions. Ladd, long an admirer of 'The Brighter Side', Damon Runyon's long-running newspaper column, initially signed Pat O'Brien to star as 'Broadway' in the program. Indeed we have an alleged audition from the program, titled "Princess O'Hara" in which O'Brien and Wendy Barrie are heard announcing the next production of the series, 'A Piece of Pie'. Newspaper listings of...
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Sep 21, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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MR AND MRS NORTH Mr. and Mrs. North are fictional American amateur detectives. Created by Frances and Richard Lockridge, the couple were featured in a series of 26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and several radio and television series. Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on CBS from 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin had the title roles when the series began in 1942. The characters, publisher Jerry North and his wife Pam, lived in...
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May 16, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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A CASE FOR DR MORELLE Monday Night At 8 was a popular series developed by Harry Pepper and Ronnie Waldman and broadcast over the BBC during World War II and eventually airing for eight seasons. During the third season of Monday Night At 8 , Ernest Dudley, an actor and writer, introduced his aloof, imperious criminologist, Dr. Morelle to the worldwide audience of the BBC. The Monday Night At 8 segments featuring Dudley's character were called Meet Dr. Morelle , starring Dennis Arundell as Dr....
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May 15, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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MOLLE MYSTERY THEATER NBC's Mystery Theatre began airing with much fanfare on September 7, 1943. The series promised stories from the greatest classical and contemporary mystery authors -- and production values to match. And it kept its promise. It was aided from the outset by the addition of an 'annotator'-- as it was described in the 1940s --named Geoffrey Barnes. The annotator served in the role of expositor, filling in on the plot development as necessary and providing a back-story when...
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May 15, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE ROY ROGERS SHOW "A little song, a little riding, a little shooting and a girl to be saved from hazard" was how a Christian Science Monitor writer once described The Roy Rogers Show . The program was first broadcast in 1944 on the Mutual Network, and switched between that and NBC over the decade it was on the air. The show was originally sponsored by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and later Miles Laboratories, Quaker Oats, Post Toasties and Dodge automobiles financed this...
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May 10, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ALL STAR WESTERN THEATRE The All Star Western Theatre graced the airwaves in the mid-1940's and was made up of a variety of different shows. The shows delivered riotous laughs and down-to-earth humor that was a pleasant alternative to other heavier and intense programs. The music of these old radio shows was done by a group called "The Riders of the Purple Sage," and was fronted by Foy Willing. Enjoy a rootin' tootin' hoe-down with the best of the West and download All Star Western...
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Mar 20, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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BOLD VENTURE Bold Venture was a transcribed syndication by Ziv Corporation. There were 78 thirty minute episodes produced for release with the premiere of 26 March 1951. This was the first radio program staring Humphrey Bogart who resisted doing live radio shows because of the time involved. Since this series was transcribed he accepted the offer. Humphrey Bogart plays the part of Slate Shannon hotel owner and owner of a boat called the "Bold Venture". He was ready to rescue a friend...
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Mar 13, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ADVENTURE AHEAD! Adventure Ahead! was a brilliant Summer feature for 1944. Comprised of fourteen stirring adventure novels and stories from among America's greatest fiction writers, its somewhat more masculine orientation may have kept some of the young females of the era listening to Frank Sinatra that summer instead of Adventure Ahead! . But it was indeed billed as 'famous stories for young people', not 'famous stories for young men'. And yet, how any rational programmer at NBC-Red could have...
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Mar 8, 2013 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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SEARS RADIO THEATER Sears Radio Theater was a radio drama anthology series which ran weeknightly on CBS Radio in 1979, sponsored by the Sears chain. Often paired with The CBS Radio Mystery Theater during its first season, the program offered a different genre of drama for each day's broadcast. In 1980, the program moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System and became the Mutual Radio Theater. The Mutual series broadcast repeats from the CBS run until September 1980, when a short season of new...
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Nov 14, 2012 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ROMANCE Theater of Romance ran on the CBS network as a filler show between 1943 and 1957. It substituted from time to time for such shows as Gunsmoke , Life with Luigi , Lux Radio Theater , and many others. Producers, directors, and actors changed constantly through the years. Even the locale changed from New York to Los Angeles in 1945. Romance featured such stars as Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Shirley Temple, and many other Hollywood stars, often binding the story lines with...
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Nov 14, 2012 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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CLAUDIA Claudia , which is perhaps better known as Claudia and David , was an old time radio show based on a series of short stories written by Rose Franken and William Brown Meloney, which appeared in Redbook magazine. The program was a soap opera centered on newlyweds David and Claudia Naughton. It followed the problems and the successes, big and small, of an average newly-married couple, including the need for thrift, having an overhanded mother-in-law, and all those charming little moments...
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Sep 13, 2012 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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STRANGE AS IT SEEMS Strange As It Seems was a radio program of strange and unusual tales about fantastic people and events, based on the daily syndicated newspaper cartoon panels of John Hix of the same name. Strange As It Seems began as a 15 minute radio program on March 22, 1935. It was broadcast over the Columbia â Don Lee Coast radio network. The schedule was 3 nights a week, Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:45 PM (6:45 during summer daylight savings time). The sponsor was Ex-Lax. In late...
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Jul 15, 2012 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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DELMORE BROTHERS Alton Delmore (December 25, 1908 - June 8, 1964) and Rabon Delmore (December 3, 1916 - December 4, 1952), billed as The Delmore Brothers, were country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. The Delmore Brothers, together with other brother duets such as the Louvin Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, the Monroe Brothers (Birch, Charlie and Bill Monroe), the McGee Brothers, and The Stanley Brothers, had a profound impact on the history of country music and American...
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Jul 5, 2012 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ROMANCE OF THE RANCHOS This weekly 30 minute program, sponsored by the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles, attempted to recreate the spirit and times of the ranchos and vaqueros in Southern Califorina, when the way of life was considerably different. Although hewing to a strict story line, the show neverless also was able to supply considerable descriptive color to the manner of life in those days. For example, the listerner may learn of the customs by which the master of the...
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Jun 2, 2012 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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OLD GOLD COMEDY THEATER The Old Gold Comedy Theater aired over NBC for one season, from October 29, 1944 to June 10, 1945. The Lennen and Mitchell ad agency wanted to produce a comedy series for Old Gold cigarettes, a brand of the Lorillard Tobacco Company. The show was patterned after the successful format used by the Lux Radio Theatre and Cecil B. DeMille. Preston Sturges, an up and coming director, was originally tapped to host the show, but was already committed elsewhere, and so suggested...
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Apr 5, 2012 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE WHISTLER You're walking alone on the street at night, but then you hear another set of footsteps and a haunting tune being whistled by an unseen stranger. Fritz Lang used an similar premise in his 1930s German movie with Peter Lorre playing M , a psychopathic murderer of children. But the American radio series was even creepier. The unseen Whistler didn't kill anyone (that we know of), but he certainly loved watching murders take place, narrating them for us, and chuckling at the suffering...
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Feb 5, 2012 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ESCAPE In the Golden Days of Radio, back in the 1930s to the 1950s, most popular radio series had a set time for going out each week. Occasionally, there might be a change in the schedule, but on the whole a consistent time-slot was something that helped build a large audience and so was something the big networks aimed to achieve. One exception to this rule was the dramatic adventure anthology series called Escape , whose time-slot shifted an incredible eighteen times in its seven-year run...
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Dec 19, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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RANGER BILL ""Ranger Bill, Warrior of the Woodland, struggling against extreme odds, traveling dangerous trails, fighting the many enemies of nature. This is the job of the guardian of the forest, Ranger Bill. Pouring rain, freezing cold, blistering heat, snows, floods, bears, rattlesnakes, mountain lions. Yes, all this in exchange for the satisfaction and pride of a job well done." That was the opening of Ranger Bill, a Christian radio adventure serial produced under the...
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Oct 27, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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JUMP JUMP AND THE ICE QUEEN Jump Jump, the 3-inch tall Elf was first conceived by the creative writing team of Mary McConnell and hubby Harry Hickox as an anchor character to introduce an initial series of some 65 vignettes of delightfully animated creature-based children's stories for year round, syndicated distribution through the Harry S. Goodman organization to radio stations across America. That initial syndication caught both the attention and entrepreneurial interest of Sampson R....
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Oct 27, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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MELODY RANCH "Hard-riding, sweet-singing, cowboy picture star Gene Autry" was heard each Sunday evening on radios across America via CBS, the Columbia Broadcasting System. Gene's Melody Ranch radio show aired for an unprecedented 16 years (between 1940 and 1956), featuring songs, comedy and action filled drama. Throughout the run, the show's sponsor was cool, refreshing Doublemint Gum. OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Melody Ranch Certification Status: OTRR Certified...
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Oct 20, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler . The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated...
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Sep 26, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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MOVIE PREVIEWS MP3s in this OTRR Non-Certified Release: 20th Century Fox Is On The Air 36-xx-xx One in a Million 20th Century Fox Is On The Air 36-xx-xx Pigskin Parade 20th Century Fox Is On The Air 38-xx-xx Alexander's Ragtime Band 20th Century Fox Is On The Air 41-xx-xx Great American Broadcast 20th Century Fox Is On The Air 41-xx-xx That Night In Rio 20th Century Fox Is On The Air 42-xx-xx Song of the Islands 20th Century Fox Is On The Air 42-xx-xx Springtime in the Rockies 20th Century Fox...
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Sep 26, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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(LIFE ON) RED HORSE RANCH What is Life on Red Horse Ranch ? Life on Red Horse Ranch successfully combines a genuinely thrilling serial story, with the colorful music of the old west. A vivid moving story filled with suspense that stirs the imagination of every listener. deftly woven into the script is the picturesque music of the open range, by the Texas Rangers, music heard in its natural setting. Life on Red Horse Ranch has all the elements of a successful radio show: Drama Romance Comedy...
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Sep 26, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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ALADDIN LAMP What little is known about this series is gleaned from the pages of 'Aladdin Electric Lamps' and is used by express permission of the Aladdin Lamp Company. In the early 1930s Smilin' Ed McConnell promoted Aladdin Kerosene Lamps with remarkable success over WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio. He became a well known radio personality as 'The Aladdin Lamp Man' who sang songs, told stories and sold Aladdin lamps over the air. By 1948, 145 ABC stations were subscribing to his 15 minute programs....
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Sep 24, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE STRANGE DR. WEIRD The Strange Dr. Weird was a radio program broadcast on Mutual from 1944 to 1945. Sponsored by Adam Hats, the drama is notable in part because it was a sister series to The Mysterious Traveler , both in theme and its narrator, Maurice Tarplin, who was also the creepy voice of the Mysterious Traveler. Many of the scripts were condensed 15 minute versions of scripts originally broadcast on The Mysterious Traveler . To the accompaniment of an organ. Spooky, strange Tarplin...
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Sep 24, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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COMIC WEEKLY MAN Comic Weekly Man aired from 1947 to 1954 and was a show where the Comic Weekly Man would read the Sunday comics in a dramatic fashion, complete with music and sound effects as well. Adults and children of all ages would tune in to hear the show and to enjoy the antics of the Comic Weekly Man . He read from such strips as Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois, and many, many others. OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Comic Weekly Man Certification Status: OTRR Certified...
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Jun 23, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE SOUND OF WAR The Sound of War is an 18 episode collection. Jay Hickerson's "The Ultimate Guide to all Circulating Shows" states that this is how many were produced. The series used the tagline "The Actual Sound Record of World War II. A drama preserved for all time through the medium of radio. An era not to be forgotten." The Sound of War contains many sound clips, some rare from such notable figures as Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Benito...
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May 15, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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SUSPENSE SUSPENSE an introduction Copyright Jim Widner (jwidner@infinet.com) 18 Oct 1994 On September 30, 1962 a major milestone in radio drama came to an end with the final episode of the long running series, SUSPENSE . Ironically, the episode was titled "Devil Stone" and was the last dramatic radio play from a series that had its roots in the golden age of radio. What began as a "new series frankly dedicated to your horrification and entertainment" took on a life of its...
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May 13, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE SOUND OF WAR The Sound of War is an 18 episode collection. Jay Hickerson's "The Ultimate Guide to all Circulating Shows" states that this is how many were produced. The series used the tagline "The Actual Sound Record of World War II. A drama preserved for all time through the medium of radio. An era not to be forgotten." The Sound of War contains many sound clips, some rare from such notable figures as Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Benito...
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May 13, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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JERRY AT FAIR OAKS In Jerry at Fair Oaks , the follow up program to Jerry of the Circus , we are delighted by more of our orphaned heroâs adventures, only this time away from the circus in which he grew up in, but at Fair Oaks School instead. Again the shows are fifteen minutes in length, perfect for even very young children. So sit down with our hero Jerry Dugan again, for 65 episodes and 15 plus hours, only this time the shows will focus on his adventures at Fair Oaks School. You and the...
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May 13, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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JERRY OF THE CIRCUS The Old Time Radio show, Jerry of the Circus , is a wonderfully heartwarming and delightful children's series, syndicated in 1937. The show is fifteen minutes in length and follows the adventures of Jerry Dugan and his dog, Rags. Jerry and Rags join Sam Randall's Circus after the death of his family. In the premier episode, Jerry brings a note to Sam from his father saying that Jimmy "has the circus in his blood." Which is how Jerry and his dog, Rags become members...
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May 12, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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CLUB CAR SPECIAL All Aboard! Club Car Special! All Aboard! With that porters' cry, we climb onboard the Club Car Special . The Club Car Special is based on the March of Events and City Life Section of the Hearst Sunday newspapers throughout the country. This section is devoted to the cartoons and writings of America's foremost humorists -- O.O. McKentyre, Will Rogers, George Eads, Stan Hilman, Arthur 'Bugs' Bayer, Milt Gross, Damon Runyon and many others. So, let's climb on board right now, for...
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Mar 13, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE GRANTLAND RICE STORY RCA Thesaurus obtained permission to serialize Rice's popular "The Tumult and The Shouting" via their transcription subscription service. Titled The Grantland Rice Story , the 15-minute series comprised fifty-two sequential installments. First airing regionally as early as August 1955, the entire run soon appeared across the nation on various stations at varying times. Some aired it every weekday, some three days a week, some weekly. The program's 15-minute...
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Mar 8, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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PINTO PETE IN ARIZONA The Old Time Radio Researchers are excited to bring to you these little-known country and western programs. Pinto Pete and His Ranch Boys recorded 104 shows and Pinto Pete in Arizona an additional 78. References to the Ranch Boys are found as early as 1930, though they may have been on earlier. They broadcast over KTM those first few years, nearly every day and at various times. Jack Ross, a versatile actor and producer apparently served as Pinto Pete, with Joe...
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Mar 8, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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PINTO PETE AND HIS RANCH BOYS The Old Time Radio Researchers are excited to bring to you these little-known country and western programs. Pinto Pete and His Ranch Boys recorded 104 shows and Pinto Pete in Arizona an additional 78. References to the Ranch Boys are found as early as 1930, though they may have been on earlier. They broadcast over KTM those first few years, nearly every day and at various times. Jack Ross, a versatile actor and producer apparently served as Pinto Pete, with Joe...
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Mar 5, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT Can You Imagine That is a show that features strange and surprising stories from newspaper columns from accross the country. The stories are presented as a combination of docudrama sketches combined with vignettes about odd news items and historical oddities. OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Can You Imagine That Certification Status: OTRR Certified Complete Certification Date: December 15, 2010 Certification Version: Version 1 Number of CDs: 1 From the Old Time...
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Feb 27, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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POLICE REPORTER Based on true crime stories, "The Police Reporter" was a fifteen minute dramatic series syndicated by Radio Release Limited. The earliest listing found for it was in the December 10, 1933 issue of the "New York Times" where it showed up on WEAF's program grid on Friday, December 15, 1933 at 10:00 pm. There are also several listings in the "Los Angeles Times" in February and March 1936 for a fifteen minute "Police Reporter" program on KGPJ...
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Feb 27, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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WJSV COMPLETE DAY Thursday, September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day -- from sign on, to sign off. This was before the advent of magnetic recording tape, so transcription disks were used. The overall quality of these disk recordings is good to excellent, except for a few spots of noticeable distortion. These transcriptions were transferred to tape in their entirety, except for the ommission of the evening re-broadcast of FDR's address to...
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Feb 27, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE SEALED BOOK The Sealed Book was a radio series of mystery and terror tales, produced and directed by Jock MacGregor for the Mutual network. Between March 18 and September 9, 1945, the melodramatic anthology series was broadcast on Sundays from 10:30pm to 11:00pm. Each week, after "the sound of the great gong," host Philip Clarke observed that the mysteriously silent "keeper of the book has opened the ponderous door to the secret vault wherein is kept the great sealed book, in...
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Feb 10, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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SINGLES AND DOUBLES COLLECTION This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which currently only one or two episodes are known to exist -- hence the name: "Singles and Doubles Collection". Almost every type genre is included. Radio -- called by some The Theater of the Mind -- has been with us since 1920 when stations WWJ of Detroit and KDKA of Pittsburg made the first regular commercial broadcasts. The first program aimed at...
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Jan 29, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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FIRE FIGHTERS Five Bells stand by all stations... Attention all districts, a five alarm fire... Five Bells, move in immediately... That's it... Let's roll... Let's go, FIRE FIGHTERS! Presenting Fire Fighters, the true to life story of our unsung heroes who stand ready to ride, day or night, against our most murderous enemy, the Demon of FIRE! Follow the life and death stories of rookie Fire Fighter Tim Collins as he learns how to become a great Fireman like his late father. Fire Fighters is an...
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Jan 26, 2011 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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AFLOAT WITH HENRY MORGAN Afloat with Henry Morgan was an 52 episode Australian series from, it is generally thought - 1933. Each episode was about 12 minutes long and the series was probably aimed at the youth market. It is not to be confused with the US show - 'The Henry Morgan Show'. It was produced by and starred George Edwards, who also produced Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Frankenstein, Corsican Brothers, and Son of Porthos, all Australian series as well. We believe that Maurice Francis, an...
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Cavalcade of America consisting of 15 CDs
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CAVALCADE OF AMERICA The Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, then later changing to NBC, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising. The Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of...
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Jul 24, 2010 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE MEL BLANC SHOW Mel Blanc's success on The Jack Benny Program led to his own radio show on the CBS Radio Network, The Mel Blanc Show , which ran from September 3, 1946 to June 24, 1947. Blanc played himself as the hapless owner of a fix-it shop, as well as a wide range of comical support characters. Other regular characters were played by Mary Jane Croft, Joseph Kearns, Hans Conreid, Alan Reed, Earle Ross, Jim Backus, Bea Benaderet and The Sportsmen Quartet, who would supply a song and sing...
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LIGHTNING JIM This is the story of U.S. Marshal Lightning Jim Whipple, his trusty horse Thunder, and his deputy, Whitey Larson. The shows are stereotypical portrayals of Native Americans, the history of the Union-Pacific Railroad, and other Western related subjects. The program originated in the 1940s and was called The Adventures of Lightning Jim . At this time, it was a West Coast program. The program returned as a syndicated ZIV series in the 1950s and a total of 98 radio programs were...
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CRIME CLUB The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and continuing until October 16, 1947, a run of 47 episodes. It aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. through December and then on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was also heard on Wednesdays and Sundays on some stations. Each installment was introduced by the series host, The Librarian, portrayed by Barry Thomson and Raymond Edward Johnson (who was perhaps better known as the host...
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FRONTIER TOWN 1950-53, Syndicated Cast: Jeff Chandler as Chad Remington (through "Thunder over Texas", #23, 02/27/1953) Reed Hadley as Chad Remington (from "Gun Trouble Valley", #24, 03/06/1953 to end) Wade Crosby as Cherokee O'Bannon Written and Directed by: Paul Franklin Music by: Bob Mitchell and Ivan Ditmars Announcer: Bill Forman Sustaining, Transcribed Chad Remington is an aspiring new lawyer in the big city whose world and dreams are turned upside down by the news of...
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CBS RADIO WORKSHOP CBS Radio Workshop was a revival of the Columbia Workshop of the late thirties. All 86 episodes survive today. The series aired from 27 Jan 1956 until 22 Sep 1957, of course on CBS. The original idea for the show came from Irving Reis back in the thirties. What he wanted was an experimental workshop, a sustaining program where actors, writers and technicians could produce scripts the sponsors might be afraid to try. The time was right in the late fifties to try this concept...
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Jul 2, 2010 Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK RACE Broadcast: May 1, 1949- February 19, 1950 (East Coast) and June 5, 1951- March 25, 1952 (West Coast), syndicated Cast: Tom Collins as Frank Race (through "The Adventure of the Roughneck's Will", #22, 09/25/1949) Paul Dubov as Frank Race (from "The Adventure of the Green Doubloon", #23, 10/02/1949 to end) Tony Barrett as Mark Donovan Written and Directed by: Joel Murcott and Buckley Angel Music by: Ivan Ditmars Announcers: Art Gilmore, Michael Roy...
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MOTHER'S BEST FLOUR From late 1950 to late 1951, you could hear Hank Williams on WSM every morning at 7:15 singing and selling Mother's Best Flour , as well as self-raising Cornmeal and Pig & Sow Feed. During the 15 minute show Hank and the announcer Louie Buck would pitch the flour in between Hank's songs. Hank even wrote a theme song for the show. I love to have that gal around Her bicuits are so nice and brown Her pies and cakes beat all the rest Cause she makes them all with Mother's...
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